Regina Jr Sr High Newsletter

April 2018

From the Principal

Hello Regina Community,

The weather does not show it, but Spring is upon us. We have 2 months left in our school year and the time is sure to fly by with all of the activities going on at Regina. Our seniors leave for their senior trip on April 1st, spring sports will kick into high gear, and prom is at the end of the month.

The Easter season is also here. As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, it is important to look inwards and ask ourselves what are we doing with this great gift. We are called to bring love, peace, and hope to all of those we encounter. We are not called to find or call out the faults of others. It is through our love for others that we can help those in need.

I found this Easter Prayer for Teenagers, but I thought it applied to everyone. If we all live our lives with Jesus as our hero, then we should follow the examples that Jesus gave us to guide us on how we should treat others.

Jesus, you have overcome death And conquered every fear I could imagine.

Help me to live each day remembering that You are alive,

That You are bigger than anything or any situation,

And that Your power is real.

Jesus, you're my hero and I'm walking with you.


Happy Easter,

Glenn Plummer

Upcoming Events

Religious Celebrations & Faith Activities

April 4 - Jr/Sr High Mass @ 2:15

April 11 - Jr/Sr High Mass @ 2:15

April 18 - Jr/Sr High Mass @ 2:15

April 25 - K-12 Memorial Mass @ 9:30

May 2 - Jr/Sr High Mary Crowning Mass @ 2:!5

Mass and prayer services will be held in the Jr/Sr High Gym, unless noted.

Student Testing in April

All students in Math 7 and Prealgebra will be taking the Iowa Algebra Readiness Assessment. This test is one measure used to decide math placement for students.

All students in grades 8 and 10 will be taking the ACT Aspire on April 9th and 10th. This assessment measures high school or college readiness.

Youth Job Fair

There will a job fair for students of ages 14-19 on April 12th at Mercer Park. More information is included on the flyer attached below.

Classrooms & Activities

From the School Counselor

College & Career Planning and Financial Aid

Regina will be hosting the Iowa College Access Network for their College & Career Planning and Financial Aid presentations for students and their parents.

April 23rd, 2018

Regina Multipurpose room

6:00 PM College & Career Planning

Target Audience: for current 10 graders/parents; and 11th graders/parents if they didn't attend this presentation last year.

7:00 PM Financial Aid

Target Audience: for current 11th graders/parents

ACT Test Prep at Regina-- April 2nd and 3rd

Regina is hosting an ACT test prep seminar through ZAPS Doorway to College on April 2nd and 3rd from 6:30-9:00 PM each night. Students should plan to attend both nights. Learn tips to improve in all subtests, practice strategies, reduce test anxiety and take short practice tests.

Reserve your spot today. Cost is $79.99. Sign up is only through Doorway to College. Call 1-877-927-8378 or go to to register.

ACT Test Schedule

The next ACT test will be held at Regina on April 14th, 2018. The regular registration deadline is March 9th; the late registration period is March 10th-23rd for an additional $25. Students should register through The following test date for the ACT is June 9th (deadline is May 4th), but Regina will not be a test site for this test. All Junior students are encouraged to have completed their first ACT by the April or the June test.


Next year’s Juniors and Seniors are eligible to gain a deeper sense of career exploration and to get high school credit while doing an internship during the Fall term. For each term, 45 or 60-hour internships are available, earning .25 and .50 credits, respectively. To find out more, see Mrs. Zoulek or visit Interested students can sign up through their website. Please do so no later than Wednesday, April 11th to complete the parent permission and school counselor recommendation no later than 3 pm on April 13th.

Information & Articles

Catholic Relief Services Global High School

Regina Jr Sr High was named a Silver Level Global High School by Catholic Relief Services. We have been told we are the first high school in the Diocese of Davenport to receive this distinction. Special thanks to Katie and Joe Welter for helping bring the programs from CRS to Regina.

Financial Aid Forms Available

For parents interested in applying for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year, the STO financial aid form is available on the Regina web site and attached below. Forms are due in the business office by April 17, 2018.

Student Opportunity for Next School Year

Looking for Broadband Student Ambassadors

Accepting 2018-2019 SYBAC Applications Until May 4

Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is accepting student applications for its Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The SYBAC engages high school students on a variety of broadband related topics, where they identify trends and strategies to improve broadband connectivity. SYBAC students discuss a range of topics including: the Internet of Things (IoT), expanding broadband availability in rural areas, wireless access, infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

Students entering 10th - 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year may apply for membership. Students selected will be notified by ICN in May. Meetings will take place monthly, beginning in September 2018 through May 2019, via video conference, teleconference, and/or in-person. Council members also will communicate via email.

Apply by May 4! Students interested should visit ICN's website at

Coding, Robotics, and Engineering Opportunity

Stairway 5 is a summer and after-school program that has opened in Coralville. Their website (hyperlink on the company name) states that they "build confidence through project-based learning."